So something has been bothering me ALL DANG WEEK. Someone asked me for "a scissor."
As I handed the scissors to them I thought to myself, "Don't you mean 'a pair of scissors?'"
And then.... I spiraled.
Because a pair of scissors is really just one object, isn't it? What even is "a scissor" anyway? When does anyone ever just get one scissor? Isn't that just... a knife? I've never purchased just one scissor.
AND WHAT ABOUT PANTS? Why, oh why, are they referred to as a PAIR OF PANTS. They NEVER come separately. I realize that there are two legs that go into the making of pants, but those are just PART OF THE PANTS. THEY ARE PANT-LEGS. You never say that you need "a pair of sleeves" when you're buying a shirt, do you? Maybe we should?
And if we go even deeper and remove the pants, we get to the weirdest one: UNDERWEAR.
SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW UNDERWEAR EVEN FALLS INTO THE "PAIR" CATEGORY"
YOU NEVER LOSE ONE HALF OF YOUR UNDERWEAR IN THE DRYER.
Am I alone here?
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